It’s a known fact that relationships on The Vampire Diaries are extremely complicated. (Two of the stars are pulling double duty and playing doppelgangers of themselves!) The tangled web the writers — and notably executive producer Julie Plec — have woven is enough to get anyone’s head spinning, especially newcomers to the supernatural drama.

But luckily Zap2it (check out the link for the photo) has a helpful infographic to let you know just how everyone is connected, both supernaturally and romantically. This “family tree” is a work of art, showing relationships between family members, who “turned” who, and even a handy creature code for vamps, werewolves, witches, hybrids, and the scarce humans.

Perhaps the funniest part of the graphic is Klaus Mikaelson’s (Joseph Morgan) dad. While the rest of his siblings share Mikael as their dad, Klaus is a product of his mom Esther (a witch) and an “unknown werewolf.” Talk about an estranged relationship…

This family tree is a great way to reminisce about characters who have bitten the dust and to see just where our Mystic Falls gang is in the whole supernatural realm of things. The only thing that would help would be a key to who is alive and who is dead, though that isn’t too hard to figure out.

What do you think about this intense “family tree” of the Vampire Diaries characters? Click over to Zap2it to check it out, then hit the comments and let us know!

Carson Blackwelder is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!